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    It's worth doing but obviously not a guarantee....

    It's worth doing but obviously not a guarantee. Dogs can only smell a snake if they're down wind of it & lots of times they don't rattle. I do it twice a year & some dogs know right away what's up...
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    In the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka, "lighten...

    In the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka,

    "lighten up Francis."
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    I think this is what you're looking for: ...

    I think this is what you're looking for: http://www.amazon.com/Retriever-Training-Tests-James-Spencer/dp/0931866952


    Editorial Reviews
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    Each chapter of James Spencer's Retriever Training...
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    Whatever skill is introduced first will tend to...

    Whatever skill is introduced first will tend to affect the other. Emphasis on control and use of eyes over nose can inhibit the upland dogs bird finding ability to the same degree. I prefer to have...
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    The intent of my post wasn't so much to say that...

    The intent of my post wasn't so much to say that Field Trial training programs are detrimental to pheasant hunting as that they don't address it at all. If you follow such a program throughout the...
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    A Field Trial training regiment won’t offer...

    A Field Trial training regiment won’t offer anything to help develop a pheasant dog as it is strictly a “non-slip retriever” game. In fact, some of the training tends to discourage the dog from...
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    The vast majority of people I know with...

    The vast majority of people I know with field-bred Springers keep them in the house & consider them excellent pets. The only difference between my Springers in the house & my Labs has been that...
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    For someone used to retrievers, the ESS is much...

    For someone used to retrievers, the ESS is much more similar in functionality. It’s a flushing dog with very strong retrieving instincts.

    The Brittany is a pointing dog. In my limited...
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    Hi Keith, I use the method too. (I use white...

    Hi Keith,

    I use the method too. (I use white 5 gal buckets because they're easier to move around to account for wind direction).

    I just mentioned the "somewhat controversial" comment because...
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    http://www.ganddkennels.com/article-about-gary-bre...

    http://www.ganddkennels.com/article-about-gary-breitbarth.html

    Gary Breitbarth trained with Jim Dobbs where he adapted Dobbs "platform" training into a quartering drill. It's somewhat...
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    Most of these incidents that I'm aware of...

    Most of these incidents that I'm aware of happened during the re-holstering of striker fired (Glock or M&P) pistols with no manual safety.

    The draw string from a coat or vest that slips into the...
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    Give the guy a break! If your political heros...

    Give the guy a break! If your political heros shat the bed in front of the world like this, you'd change the subject too.

    "it's Bushs' fault!!!":rolleyes: lol
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    Makes the "#bringbackourgirls" hashtag thingy...

    Makes the "#bringbackourgirls" hashtag thingy look macho.

    When will these f'n baby boomers just go away?
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    Cringeworthy. It's an embarrassing moment for...

    Cringeworthy.

    It's an embarrassing moment for America.
  15. I could be wrong about this but I’m almost...

    I could be wrong about this but I’m almost positive that I’ve seen someone enter both. I’ve never seen a test that had more than 2 judges so they’ve never run different levels concurrently.

    The...
  16. Yes, you can enter both Junior & Senior in the...

    Yes, you can enter both Junior & Senior in the same test.
  17. Here's a link to another thread on the subject. ...

    Here's a link to another thread on the subject.

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?109561-AKC-Upland-Hunt-Tests

    Barb (Hotel4dogs) ran a few in the Wisconsin area & did a...
  18. The Junior level in a spaniel test is primarily...

    The Junior level in a spaniel test is primarily for puppies & show dogs. They’re run on pigeons & if your dog doesn’t bite the judge, you’ll pass. It’s mostly considered the “hook” to get newbies...
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    [B] This seems like the most intelligent...

    [B]

    This seems like the most intelligent option to me. Economics 101 folks, if there is more demand than supply, raise the price until demand drops or someone steps up to increase supply.
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    This. I have a small dove Dokken that I use...

    This.

    I have a small dove Dokken that I use for puppy retrieves. It's much better to avoid these issues from the start & the Dokken works.
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    So you're watching your dog as the birds go down...

    So you're watching your dog as the birds go down as you've been taught, & you realize that he didn't mark one (for whatever reason). Fortunately however, you line him up & he carries the line until...
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    It's supposed to be an evaluation of skills...

    It's supposed to be an evaluation of skills required of a Hunting Dog.

    Don't you agree that it's a higher standard to require a dog to be steady when you're not "connected" with him visually? ...
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    There's already a game where you don't handle a...

    There's already a game where you don't handle a gun & can wear whatever you like.

    Some guys in the 80's thought hunters would enjoy something a little different.
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    The purpose of the gun

    I didn’t want to hijack the other thread but it occurs to me that many people don’t appreciate why the requirement to “shoulder the gun” is in the rules.

    The intent of this requirement is to...
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    Sounds like teething.

    Sounds like teething.
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